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Department of Psychology
Grad students present their best work at annual Inspiration, Innovation, Impact showcase on Feb. 2.
From tragedy comes strength.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
Neuroscientist Jefferson Kinney's work with Ruvo Center for Brain Health is improving patient care while expanding opportunities for UNLV student learning.
UNLV study analyzes power dynamics in marital relationships and reveals perceptions of men whose wives retain their own surname.
An advisor with an unexpected career path
Study focused on understanding how people are reacting emotionally to the tragedy at the Route 91 country music festival Oct. 1.
New research advances understanding of the function of the brain’s anterior cingulate cortex and its tie to human learning.
McNair/AANAPISI programs for low-income, first-generation students matches undergrads with faculty mentors that share their focus and goals.
UNLV is a host site for the federally-funded Journey program, which puts Native American and other minority high school students interested in health research into college labs.
Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine gene researchers clear the air on the link between schizophrenia and smoking.
Husband-and-wife team Dustin and Rochelle Hines research brain cells in their quest for solutions to degenerative diseases and developmental disorders.
UNLV has a commencement tradition for the president to select and highlight exceptional students who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.
A pair of neuroscience professors break down Julie Oppermann's works, which very deliberately manipulate the brain.
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Psychology In The News
News reports of yet another mass killing, this time in Florida, have brought renewed sorrow and stress to Las Vegas.
Modern life is crazy stressful. It often feels like you’re trapped inside a 24-hour barrage of bad news, political hijinks and social media-induced envy. There may be no way to fix the world outside your front door, but the world inside can be a haven of your own creation. Here’s how.
The 32nd floor at Mandalay Bay, strongly associated with the Oct. 1 shooting, is going away.
“Our findings indicate that people extrapolate from marital surname choices to make more general inferences about a couple’s gender-typed personality traits,” said Rachael Robnett, an assistant professor of psychology at UNLV, and the study’s co-author.
When Joseph Guagliardo was a street kid growing up in Red Hook in Brooklyn, the statue of Christopher Columbus at the southwest corner of Central Park in Manhattan made him swell with pride.
Director, Family Research & Services
An expert in family behavior therapy, mental health, and sport performance.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology
An expert on child psychology, anxiety, and school absenteeism
Associate Professor, Psychology
An expert in behavioral neuroscience with concentrations in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.